Chris Freytag

Chris Freytag


  • ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Health Coach
  • Founder of
  • Fitness expert for Minneapolis' NBC affiliate
  • Pilates-trained and Yogafit certified


​Chris Freytag is a former writer for Verywell Fit covering fitness and weight training. She is a nationally-known fitness expert who has been teaching, training, writing books, and speaking on the subject of health and fitness for the last 25 years. Chris is the founder of, a fast-growing digital publishing company that reaches over 2 million users a month through the website, newsletters, and social media. She also launched, a membership-based website that offers full-length workouts to stream on any device, anytime, anywhere.

In addition to this, she teaches classes at Life Time Fitness, is a contributing editor to Prevention Magazine, and the fitness expert for the NBC affiliate in the Twin Cities. Along with being an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, personal trainer, and health coach, she is Pilates-trained and Yogafit certified.


Chris Freytag graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 with a degree in Journalism and a passion for fitness.She is an ACE certified personal trainer, health coach, and group fitness instructor. Chris has more than 25 years of experience helping people lose weight, gain muscle and get fit.

A Word From Chris Freytag

I have been a fitness addict for pretty much my whole life. At a young age I discovered that movement made me feel good and it’s been my mission for the last 20+ years to help others experience what it means to be strong, both physically and mentally. I am also passionate about health food, cooking, and eating. 

I'm here to provide top-notch, practical advice and motivation that works. Remember there is no such thing as a perfect body. I want to help you strive for progress, not perfection! I can't wait to help you become your strongest self! "Yes, you can" is what I always say!

About Verywell and Dotdash

Verywell, a Dotdash property, is a friendly resource where you can explore a full spectrum of health and wellness topics, from comprehensive info on medical conditions to useful advice on fitness, nutrition, mental well-being, pregnancy, and more. We take a human approach to health and wellness, delivering accessible solutions and offering a welcome alternative to clinical sites.

Our writers not only have a deep proficiency in the topics they cover, but an undeniable passion to help others live and feel their best. Our articles are written by experienced healthcare professionals and industry experts and are vetted by the board-certified physicians and other health and wellness leaders of our Review Board. We work hard to make sure that everything you read is not only accurate and comprehensive, but also trustworthy and actionable. And our content is regularly updated to ensure that we only deliver top quality information to you. We cut through all the clutter so you and your loved ones can start living Verywell.

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